Explore Appalachian Trail: Connecticut: Best Day Hikes - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This month marks the 80th anniversary of the #AppalachianTrail, which passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. . With so many access points along its approximate 2,190-mile route, this trail is not only an excellent option for thru-hikers and section-hikers, but also day-hikers and those looking to escape into nature for a few hours. . To honor the Appalachian Trail, we have compiled a list state by state of some of our favorite day hikes along the AT. Check out this list for Connecticut and help us celebrate the legacy and natural wonder of this trail!

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Tough trail in spots - especially the climb up Mt Everett from the south. Beautiful scenery that is always changing during the hike. Sages ravine was especially beautiful.

Awesome trail with beautiful views on top and a nice stream on the way down. Very strenuous in certain points, steep going up to the top

Good workout, nice vistas, well-marked trail, with an interesting brook.

The Housatonic Overlook made the hike a 4 star. In addition, there was enough challenging terrain to have us feel the hike which we like. We got a late start so only went in about 2.5 Miles. Good hike overall.

Beautiful views, not a long hike but definitely gets your heart racing. Well marked

Pretty hike, did it counter clockwise, two beautiful views, varied terrain, definitely a heart racing hike so agree with all who say drink plenty of water and pace yourself. Clocked this at 3.9 miles, not 2.6.

Moderate/easy hike on the AT! Most sections of the hike are flat. I really loved the spot at Rand’s View- definitely has to be one of the best viewpoints on the CT AT (it’s featured at the REI in Milford likely for that reason). Would definitely recommend!